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Ranger Ian Kinsler’s Six-Hit Cycle Emulates the Great Jackie Robinson

Published by on April 17, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

On the 62nd anniversary of Brooklyn Dodgers second baseman Jackie Robinson’s Major League debut, Rangers second Ian Kinsler had a night to remember.

Ian Kinsler became the fourth Texas Ranger to hit for the cycle, and the first only right-handed Ranger to hit for the cycle in team history.

Oddibe McDowell, left-handed batter, was the first Ranger to accomplish the feat on July 23, 1985.  The next two came from switch-hitters Mark Teixeira (Aug. 17, 2004) and Gary Matthews Jr. (Sept. 13, 2006).

Kinsler also became the second Ranger to record six hits and the first to do so while accomplishing the cycle. Alfonso Soriano notched six hits on May 8, 2004 for the Rangers, but Soriano did that in a 10...

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